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Apricot Muesli Bar

Category: toddler

Duration: long

Age: toddler

Keywords: snack, toddler, lunch box

summary:

Here’s a cost effective, nut free, version of the essential lunchbox snack. These muesli bars can last up to 4-5 days in an air tight container and they are fantastic to freeze, simple wrap them individually so you can defrost them when you need them.

Muesli bars

Ingredients

  • 180g butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup dried apricots – chopped
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/3 cup pepitas
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C, lightly grease and line an 18 × 28cm slice pan, leaving some overhang of baking paper on each side.
  2. Place butter and sugar into a small saucepan and stir over a low to medium heat until butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved, set aside to cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, mix oats, apricots, flour, coconut, pepitas and sunflower seeds
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry mix and add the cooled butter mixture, add one egg and a teaspoon of vanilla. Stir until well combined.
  5. Spread evenly into the prepared tray and press down firmly, bake for 25-30mins or until golden brown. Then allow to cool and slice into fingers

More photos

Butter block
Muesli bars
Coconut
Oats
Apricots

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